Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations      HubGarden      Recipes

Moonrise Kingdom - Film Review

Home > Everywhere > Cinema | Film Reviews | Movie Reviews
by Sophie Waddy (subscribe)
English student at Melbourne University.
Event: -
I often wish my life was like a yellow-tinted Wes Andersen film, and his latest venture, Moonrise Kingdom, with it's cool kids and 'we don't need adults' ethos, is no exception to the rule.

Set in a quiet island off New England, the plot follows a runaway scout, Sam, and his young and troubled girlfriend, Suzy, as they attempt to flee their unhappy lives for an adventure. As the pair set out on a heart-warming and innocent camping trip, the locals follow them in a comically extreme, and incapable, search party.

Desperate for the teens to triumph, we watch them grow closer and track their relationship with their pursuers, who eventually join with them in the face of larger authorities, portrayed by the chilling Tilda Swinton.

Moonrise Kingdom is beautifully filmed, genuinely acted, sweet, funny and uplifting. And the young actors, Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward, who play Sam and Suzy, make breakthrough roles that will satisfy the inner child in all of us.


Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  7
Share: email  facebook  twitter
When: Now showing
Where: In cinemas
Your Comment
More Everywhere articles
Articles from other cities
Related
by lissgrr on 25/08/2012
by Nessa123 on 06/09/2012
by Mieka Black on 04/09/2013
Popular Articles
Categories
Lists
Questions